Legion in Terrace, B.C. welcomes younger members

It's not an old persons organization, says publicity director

By Mary Ann Misfeldt

The March 11, 2014 general meeting of Branch 13, The Royal Canadian Legion saw a good sized turnout for the special evening

Northwestern Zone Commander Doug Misfeldt was in attendance to install the new executive for the coming year.

Following that impressive ceremony 16 members were initiated into the branch.

Comrade Les Annandale, as acting president, welcomed the initiates into the comradeship of the Royal Canadian Legion following Comrade Secretary Francois Godet’s explanations of the purposes and objects of the Legion.

All members present gave their new comrades a warm welcome. It was a pleasure to see so many younger people joining what is sometimes erroneously referred to as an old persons club.

Members were reminded that we are coming into the final semester before summer break for our students and that the Royal Canadian Legion and Branch 13 have bursaries available for deserving students.

Anyone interested can check with the Branch for application forms any day except Sunday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Terrace Legion will be hosting the meeting for the northwestern zone of the Legion on the weekend of April 26. All members are encouraged to attend the meeting which convenes at 9 a.m., April 26.

There will be a steak night and all members and bonafide guests are welcome to attend whether or not they were at the meeting

The always popular steak night on the first Friday of the month will be repeated on the last Saturday of the month so come on out for an extra treat in April.

The branch is planning a spring garage sale again this year. Donations are welcome. The precise date will be advertised very soon.

The Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a pie sale in the branch on April 12. Members and guests are urged to come and get their desert and support the branch.

Wednesday evening is drop in darts and Thursday evening is drop in crib and Saturday afternoon drop in pool as ongoing events for members and guests.

In remembrance of those who gave their all the executive and members of Terrace, Branch 13 of The Royal Canadian Legion continue to devote much of their lives to the care of veterans and support to our community.

You too could be a Legionnaire. Military affiliation is not a requisite. For more information call the branch.

We Will Remember Them.

Mary Ann Misfeldt handles public relations for Branch 13, The Royal Canadian Legion in Terrace, B.C.